Health Purchasing Victoria (HPV) is a state-wide health procurement organisation that partners with Victorian public health services to procure best-value goods and services in line with our mission to advance safe, affordable and sustainable healthcare.
Established in 2001, our team negotiates and manages common-use contracts on behalf of Victorian public hospitals and health services, leveraging hospitals’ collective buying power to deliver better value across the sector. The health services themselves purchase the goods and services they need from the suppliers who are party to HPV contracts.
We also work with health services to identify efficiencies in the health supply chain so they can concentrate more of their resources directly on patient care.
HPV is responsible for more than 65 contracts with a spend value of over $1 billion.
Supporting ethical procurement
As an independent statutory authority, HPV promotes a range of policies to guide and foster fair and ethical procurement practices and financial accountability. Our team supports health services to understand and meet these policy requirements.
HPV is an independent statutory authority under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) and is responsible to the Minister for Health.